Pete Sellars

  • Visiting Professor of Healthcare Estates & Facilities Management
Portrait photograph of academic visitor to the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, Pete Sellars

Pete has over 40 years of experience in managing and delivering professional healthcare estate & facilities services and has held senior management roles at national, strategic, and operational levels within the Department of Health and the NHS.

He was Head of Profession England for NHS Estates & Facilities Policy at the Department of Health where his principal role was to ensure the delivery of the NHS Constitution right for a clean, safe, and fit-for-purpose patient care environment, in addition to the production of healthcare engineering and efm technical guidance and best practice material for the NHS. He also led the successful development and introduction of several high-profile national programmes including the NHS Premises Assurance Model, Procure 21+ Construction Framework, Strategic Healthcare Asset Planning & Evaluation, Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment and the Lord Carter NHS Estates & Facilities Productivity and Efficiency Programme.

Pete was appointed as President of The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) in 2016, and since 2018 has held the position of IHEEM Chief Executive Officer. He is also a past President of the International Federation of Healthcare Engineers IFHE-EU).

Pete is a Chartered Engineer, is professionally qualified in Healthcare Facilities Management, Programme and Project leadership, and is an accredited Government & NHS Gateway Reviewer. He is Chairman of the Carbon Energy Fund Trustee Board and is also an Honorary Professor at both the University College London and Loughborough University.